High seas forecast

Issued by the Met Office at

For the period until

Storm warnings

At 241200UTC, low 59 north 16 west 953 expected 58 north 12 west 967 by 251200UTC. Northeasterly winds will continue to reach storm force 10 at times in the far west of southeast Iceland and the northeast of East Northern Section until 242200UTC

General synopsis

At 241200UTC, low 59 north 16 west 953 expected 58 north 12 west 967 by 251200UTC. New low expected 65 north 04 east 977 by same time. High 71 north 28 west 1013 expected 68 north 37 west 1013 by that time

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Sole

Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 to 7. Very rough or high. Showers. Mainly good.

Shannon

Southwest veering northwest later, 7 to severe gale 9. Very rough or high. Squally showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Rockall

Southwest veering northwest later, 7 to severe gale 9. Very rough or high. Squally showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Bailey

Cyclonic, becoming north later, gale 8 or severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7. High or very high, becoming rough or very rough. Rain or squally showers. Moderate or poor.

Faeroes

South, backing east later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first. Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first. Showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Southeast Iceland

Easterly or northeasterly gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 to 7. Very rough or high, becoming rough later. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

East Northern Section

In north

Cyclonic 4 to 6 until later in far southeast, otherwise northerly or northeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in northeast, decreasing 5 to 7 later. Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough later. Rain or squally showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

In south

Cyclonic 4 to 6 until later in far northeast, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9. Very rough or high. Rain or squally showers, becoming mainly fair later in west. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

West Northern Section

In north

Northerly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8, veering easterly or southeasterly 4 to 6, except in far east. Very rough, occasionally high in north, becoming rough later. Rain at times, turning to sleet later in far northwest. Moderate or good, occasionally poor, becoming moderate or poor later in far northwest.

In south

Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in south, decreasing 4 or 5 later, then backing southerly 5 or 6 later in west. Very rough or high, becoming rough later, except in southeast. Showers, rain later in west. Good, occasionally poor, becoming moderate or poor later in west.

East Central Section

Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times, then decreasing 4 or 5 later in southwest. High, occasionally very high at first in west, becoming very rough later in west. Showers, occasionally squally, becoming mainly fair later in west. Good, occasionally poor.

West Central Section

Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in northwest, decreasing 4 or 5 later, then backing southerly or southeasterly 6 to gale 8 later, except in far east. High, occasionally very high at first in east, becoming rough or very rough. Showers, becoming fair, then rain later, except in far east. Mainly good, becoming moderate or poor later, except in far east.

Denmark Strait

In area north of 70 north

Northerly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 in south. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south. Occasional snow. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor. Light to moderate icing with temperatures ms03 to ms06.

In rest of area

Northeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 until later, decreasing 4 to 6 later in west. Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in south. Occasional rain, sleet or snow. Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but occasionally very poor for a time in east, then becoming moderate or poor later in far southwest. Light to moderate icing near ice edge in northeast, with temperatures ms03 to ms05.

North Iceland

In north

Northerly or northeasterly, 3 to 5, but mainly 5 to 7 in south. Moderate, becoming rough or very rough in south. Snow at times. Moderate or good, occasionally poor. Light to moderate icing near ice edge in southwest, with temperatures ms03 to ms06.

In far southeast

Easterly or southeasterly, backing northeasterly later, 4 to 6. Rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time. Rain then showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

In rest of area

Easterly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, then decreasing 5 at times later. Rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time. Rain at times, occasionally sleet in far northwest, fog patches in west. Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but occasionally very poor in west. Light to moderate icing near ice edge in far northwest, with temperatures ms03 to ms06.

Norwegian Basin

In east

Southerly or southeasterly, becoming cyclonic then southwesterly later, 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later. Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate at first. Occasional rain, showers later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

In west

Southerly or southeasterly, backing easterly then becoming cyclonic, 3 to 5, but 7 or gale 8 at first in northeast. Rough or very rough. Rain at first in north and east, otherwise showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for following 24 hours

Violent storms expected in East Central Section and West Central Section, with storms in East Northern Section and West Northern Section. Severe gales expected in Shannon and Rockall, with gales in Sole, Denmark Strait, north Iceland and Norwegian Basin.

Unscheduled storm warnings are broadcast via Safetynet and in bulletin WONT54 EGRR available via some internet and ftpmail outlets

Storm warnings

Storm warnings, issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Southeast Iceland and East Northern Section.

Issued:

At 241200UTC, low 59 north 16 west 953 expected 58 north 12 west 967 by 251200UTC. Northeasterly winds will continue to reach storm force 10 at times in the far west of Southeast Iceland and the northeast of East Northern Section until 242200UTC.